Archbishop Dolan Asks Nation’s Clergy to Preach on Poverty, Educate and Advocate for Poor and Jobless

One in four children living in poverty African-Americans, Hispanics have higher rates of poverty, unemployment Catholicism calls for giving priority concern to poor, vulnerable in society WASHINGTON—Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York, President of the United States Conference of … Continue reading

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky Holds Press Conference To Announce ‘Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act’

Friday, August 5, 2011 – 3:23pm Please join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky as she announces her new bill,  The Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act.  This bill will create over 2 million jobs to address the real crisis facing … Continue reading

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Planned Layoffs At U.S. Firms Surges To Sixteen-Month High In July

First Posted: 8/3/11 08:20 AM ET Updated: 8/3/11 08:20 AM ET NEW YORK – The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms rose to a 16-month high in July as sectors which had been seeing fairly few layoffs unexpectedly bled jobs, … Continue reading

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The President Surrenders

Published: July 31, 2011 By PAUL KRUGMAN Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Paul Krugman A deal to raise the federal debt ceiling is in the works. If it goes through, many commentators will declare that disaster was avoided. But … Continue reading

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Statement on the Debt Ceiling Deal

Debt deal distracts from the economy’s real problems. For Immediate Release: August 1, 2011 Washington, D.C.– Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), issued the following statement on the debt ceiling deal: “The protracted negotiations … Continue reading

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From Spending to Cuts, While the Economy Stalls

Published: July 31, 2011 By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM and CATHERINE RAMPELL Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive of the bond investment firm Pimco, warned that cuts would make a weak economy weaker. WASHINGTON — The nation’s political leaders agreed on Sunday to spend … Continue reading

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Unemployed Ignored In Debt Ceiling Deal

First Posted: 8/1/11 11:32 AM ET Updated: 8/1/11 12:17 PM ET Written by Arthur Delaney WASHINGTON — The long-term unemployed have been left out of a deal between congressional negotiators and the White House to enact massive spending cuts and raise … Continue reading

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